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In 1940, Dr. Jeonathan Prator and his father, as emissaries for the [[yishuv]], negotiated with the Italian and Vatican authorities a plan to rescue Jews from Poland through Italy.<ref>{{cite news |date=15 February 1940 |trans-title=Will Italy provide temporary asylum to Jewish refugees from Poland |url=https://www.nli.org.il/he/newspapers/omer/1940/02/15/01/article/8/ |newspaper=[[Omer (newspaper)|Omer]] |title=?התתן איטליה מקלט זמני לפליטים יהודים מפולין|via=[[National Library of Israel]]}}</ref> In 1941, Jeonathan Prato was named a lawyer in the [[British Mandate of Palestine]].<ref>{{cite news|title=הוכתר לעורך דין|trans-title=Named a lawyer|newspaper=[[Hatzofe]]|date=2 May 1941|url=https://www.nli.org.il/he/newspapers/hzh/1941/05/02/01/article/55/|page=4|via=[[National Library of Israel]]}}</ref>
In 1940, Dr. Jeonathan Prator and his father, as emissaries for the [[yishuv]], negotiated with the Italian and Vatican authorities a plan to rescue Jews from Poland through Italy.<ref>{{cite news |date=15 February 1940 |trans-title=Will Italy provide temporary asylum to Jewish refugees from Poland |url=https://www.nli.org.il/he/newspapers/omer/1940/02/15/01/article/8/ |newspaper=[[Omer (newspaper)|Omer]] |title=?התתן איטליה מקלט זמני לפליטים יהודים מפולין|via=[[National Library of Israel]]}}</ref> In 1941, Jeonathan Prato was named a lawyer in the [[British Mandate of Palestine]].<ref>{{cite news|title=הוכתר לעורך דין|trans-title=Named a lawyer|newspaper=[[Hatzofe]]|date=2 May 1941|url=https://www.nli.org.il/he/newspapers/hzh/1941/05/02/01/article/55/|page=4|via=[[National Library of Israel]]}}</ref>


In 1949, Dr. Jenonathan Prato joined the foreign service of the young State of Israel. In 1959, Israel's foreign minister [[Golda Meir]] appointed Prato [[envoy (title)|diplomatic envoy]] in Athens.<ref>{{cite news|newspaper=[[Haaretz]]|date=16 October 1959|title=יהונתן פראטו - ציר מוסמך באתונה|trans-title=Jeonathan Prato - accredited envoy in Athens |url=https://www.nli.org.il/he/newspapers/haretz/1959/10/16/01/article/40/ |page=2|via=[[National Library of Israel]]}}</ref> Later, Jeonathan Prato served as [[List of ambassadors of Israel to Cuba|Minister to Cuba]] (1960-1963),<ref>{{cite news|url=https://www.nli.org.il/he/newspapers/ajnm/1962/07/13/01/article/3/|newspaper=[[The Australian Jewish News]]|date=13 July 1962|title=Trade Pact|agency=[[United Press International]]|via=[[National Library of Israel]]}}</ref> and [[List of ambassadors of Israel to Costa Rica|Ambassador in Costa Rica]], [[List of ambassadors of Israel to Nicaragua|Nicaragua]], and [[List of ambassadors of Israel to Honduras|Honduras]] (1969-1973). From 1973 until retirement in 1978, Prato served as the Director of the Church Relations Division at Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.<ref name="NLI">{{cite web |title=Jeonathan Prato archive.: -Archive of Jeonathan Prato. 1935-1996 |url=https://www.nli.org.il/en/archives/NNL_ARCHIVE_AL002601873/NLI |website=[[National Library of Israel]]|access-date=17 May 2020}}</ref>
In 1949, Dr. Jenonathan Prato joined the foreign service of the young State of Israel. In 1959, Israel's foreign minister [[Golda Meir]] appointed Prato [[envoy (title)|diplomatic envoy]] in Athens.<ref>{{cite news|newspaper=[[Haaretz]]|date=16 October 1959|title=יהונתן פראטו - ציר מוסמך באתונה|trans-title=Jeonathan Prato - accredited envoy in Athens |url=https://www.nli.org.il/he/newspapers/haretz/1959/10/16/01/article/40/ |page=2|via=[[National Library of Israel]]}}</ref> Next, Jeonathan Prato served as [[List of ambassadors of Israel to Cuba|Minister to Cuba]] (1960-1963),<ref>{{cite news|url=https://www.nli.org.il/he/newspapers/ajnm/1962/07/13/01/article/3/|newspaper=[[The Australian Jewish News]]|date=13 July 1962|title=Trade Pact|agency=[[United Press International]]|via=[[National Library of Israel]]}}</ref> and [[List of ambassadors of Israel to Costa Rica|Ambassador in Costa Rica]], [[List of ambassadors of Israel to Nicaragua|Nicaragua]], and [[List of ambassadors of Israel to Honduras|Honduras]] (1969-1973). From 1973 until retirement in 1978, Prato served as the Director of the Church Relations Division at Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.<ref name="NLI">{{cite web |title=Jeonathan Prato archive.: -Archive of Jeonathan Prato. 1935-1996 |url=https://www.nli.org.il/en/archives/NNL_ARCHIVE_AL002601873/NLI |website=[[National Library of Israel]]|access-date=17 May 2020}}</ref>


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